Myly Uyen-Tien Do Vu

Myly Uyen-Tien Do VU Myly Uyen-Tien Do Vu, 45, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 7th, after a long and courageous battle with cancer, in Kirkland, WA. She is survived by her husband of 23 years, Jack Quang-Dung Vu, and 18 year-old son, Derrick Quang-Khoi Vu. Her final days were spent surrounded by the family and friends whom Myly touched in every way throughout her remarkable and memorable life. Myly was born January 29, 1965, in Saigon, Vietnam, to Nho Huu and Kim Nhung Do. They left Vietnam as refugees in 1975 and settled in Spokane, WA. Myly spent her adolescent years growing up with her family in the beautiful Spokane Valley. Their early days as newcomers to the United States yielded cherished memories of the generosity of the American people who embraced them. She graduated from University High School in 1983. She attended the University of Washington in Seattle, where she met and married her best friend and partner for life, Jack Quang-Dung Vu. After Myly earned her Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, she and Jack settled in the Seattle area, and she joined The Boeing Company as a design engineer. She moved on to become a high-level consultant for Boeing while working initially for Tectura and later SeaTec, as Senior Systems Engineer and Business Analyst. Myly loved her work - she devoted over 20 years of her expertise in avionics, information technology, airline technical operations and maintenance, and new business development. Her success was a direct result of her strong work ethic, natural engineering talent, and her remarkable ability to bring people together to ensure success. Among her favorite pastimes were cooking and traveling the world. Myly's ultimate joy, however, was being a loving wife and devoted mother, spending time with the jewels of her life, Jack and Derrick. She also devoted much of her time and energy to her extended family, and had a smile that could light up a room. Myly was humble and selfless. She always found the good in every person she met along the way. Myly is also survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nho Huu and Kim Nhung Do; parents-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Han Quang Vu; sisters, Aimee Giang Tien, Gigi Diem Uyen, Julie Thuc Uyen; brother, Avril Vietnam; many brothers- and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews; and her many friends. Finally, the Vu Family would like to thank Dr. E. Ellis and her staff for their tireless efforts and the utmost compassion in caring for Myly throughout this journey. There will be a public viewing for friends and family at the Evergreen Washelli Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 11th, from 3-7 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 12th at the Evergreen Washelli Funeral Home beginning at 9 a.m., with the procession to the cemetery to immediately follow. Myly will be interred at the Snoqualmie Estates Cemetery in the Vu family plot. Floral tributes may be sent to Evergreen Washelli Funeral Home, 11111 Aurora Ave. North, Seattle, WA 98133. Sign Myly's online guest book at

Published in The Seattle Times on Aug. 10, 2010